Helping young people thrive is something at Central Co-op we’re really passionate about. We want to make a difference to the careers of young people. We offer a range of early career opportunities to suit everyone.

Work Experience

Are you interested in learning more about working with Central Co-op? Do you want to gain new skills in a friendly and supportive environment? We offer work experience placements across our food stores, funeral booking centres and at our Support Centre in Lichfield.

Opportunities are available throughout the year for students in years 10 and 11, those on college/university courses or for adults wanting to retrain.

Simply contact your local site or contact us by email to find out more.


Helping colleagues develop their careers is important to us. We are really proud to offer our colleagues the opportunity to gain an apprenticeship in a wide range of subject areas, both job specific (such as accountancy) through to leadership development (such as our Team Leader Academy).

Apprenticeships can be completed by colleagues of all ages across all areas of our Society. They can be studied at Level 2-7 and are a great way to gain a qualification whilst developing your knowledge, skills and behaviours whilst at work.

Take a look at our apprenticeship opportunities on our careers website.

Entry level roles

We offer a range of exciting entry level positions many of which require no previous experience. Our structured career paths and development programmes enable you to progress your career with Central Co-op at a pace and level right for you. Upon starting with Central Co-op your Warm Welcome induction will give you the foundations to be successful in your role. Following that, our Let’s Talk conversations (that cover how you’re getting on and your career aspirations) help you unlock your potential and help you progress your career within Central Co-op.

For further details about our different roles and what’s currently available in your area please visit our careers website.